The district’s Facebook notice on November 7:
Dear Pulaski County Public Schools Community:
Pulaski County Public Schools has unfortunately become the victim of a cybercriminal attack. On Sunday, we discovered irregularities in our systems. PCPS immediately retained outside experts to launch a forensic investigation and help secure our servers. We now know that this is a case of ransomware deployment. Our dedicated IT professionals are working diligently with some of the country’s leading experts in cybersecurity to return PCPS systems back to normal as quickly as possible – they are making incredible progress.
Tomorrow, we intend to resume school in following with PCPS’s planned academic schedule. Know that the safety of our students is a top priority; all systems that safeguard the physical security of our school campuses are fully operational. We are confident that normal classroom teaching will continue with minimal disruption. The PCPS All-In-Tutoring program will now begin Monday, November 13th due to this disruption.
While more information will be confirmed in the coming days, understand that our priority is the safety of the entire PCPS community. We are committed to addressing the situation quickly and responsibly, by collaborating with legal counsel, technical experts, and cybersecurity professionals. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
Robert F. Graham